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Dogs without Hair

“What the Peruvian Hairless offer to Kopriva, apart from the chance to celebrate the sleek forms and attentive visages of her beloved pets, is a kind of surrogate for the human figure.  Because of the musculature of their bodies is so evident, these dogs become occasions to the artist to paint what are essentially naked forms, figures with all the physical nuances of a Classical nude.  There is also an implied religious message.  If, in the cathedral/forest paintings Kopriva reconciles Pagan and Christian visions of holy space, in the Peruvian Hairless series she brings together animals identified with Incan culture (and renowned for their reputed healing powers) and the preeminent artistic achievement of Western European Christianity." 

- Raphael Rubinstein, Writer and Critic

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